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Personnel at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., surround a Giving Tree decorated with paper angel ornaments each of which contain the wish list of a local child. Participants in the annual holiday event will then purchase a gifts for the children listed on the ornaments.

Personnel at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., surround a Giving Tree decorated with paper angel ornaments each of which contain the wish list of a local child. Participants in the annual holiday event will then purchase a gifts for the children listed on the ornaments. (Ken-Yon Hardy/Stars and Stripes)

ANNAPOLIS, MD. — Each year the Naval Academy has the Giving Tree campaign and Midshipmen decorate a tree with paper angel ornaments provided by the Salvation Army.

Each ornament has the first name, age, gender, clothing sizes and a wish list of items for a child in need in the local community.

After a brief ceremony, Midshipmen, faculty and staff remove tags from the tree and purchase gifts for the children represented by angel ornaments.

hardy.ken-yon@stripes.com

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